Schizophrenia has had a long, torrid history in the world of mental illness. As a disorder that manifests in a wide range of presentations and is only partially understood, it is also a fascinating peek into the complexity of the mind.
Hidden Valley Road tells the history of schizophrenia research through the lens of one American family. Of the twelve Galvin children, six developed schizophrenia.
The author blends in-depth research with narrative storytelling for an intimate portrait of the Galvin family’s struggles, and the role they played in advancing mental health science.
The audiobook is well-narrated but Hidden Valley Road is also available in regular print, large print, and ebook formats for fans of medical history, The Ghost Map, or The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.